With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to pull together the best gluten free Thanksgiving side dish recipes for you to serve your family. All of these sides are easy to make and can be meal-prepped ahead, so you have less to do in the kitchen on the big day.

A collage of four thanksgiving sides photos.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Every year we would travel to our family’s house up in Point Reyes and have a huge celebration.

What Can Gluten Free People Eat On Thanksgiving?

Gluten free people can eat all sorts of things for Thanksgiving. They need to avoid wheat, barley, and rye. There are also potential cross-contamination risks if you are eating away from home. Bringing several safe gluten-free dishes is always safest if we are headed to family’s homes.

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving menu, don’t forget to check out my delicious gluten free Thanksgiving recipes.

This is a tricky question to answer. Many would say it is the stuffing, but others love the mashed potatoes or the sweet potato casserole. This Chunky Cranberry Sauce is also popular!

How Many Side Dishes Should You Serve For Thanksgiving?

The number of side dishes served depends on how many people will enjoy their Thanksgiving meal with you and how much your family likes leftovers. I usually serve stuff green like Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes at our family meal.

How Long Do Sides Typically Keep Fresh?

Thanksgiving side dishes usually keep up to 4 days if they are kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

If you are new to gluten free living and this is your first Thanksgiving, don’t forget to check out my easy tips and tricks for gluten free living. It is a valuable resource to help you adjust to gluten-free living quickly.

I also have many great suggestions if you are wondering what gluten free foods are best to stock in your gluten free pantry.

Gluten Free Bread And Rolls For Thanksgiving

Whether you are a vegetable fan, vegetables take center stage over the holidays! Don’t forget the Gluten Free Gravy!

The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sides:

Creamy Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese
Sandi Gaertner
Easy creamy mashed potatoes with cream cheese is the perfect side dish for any meal.
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a casserole dish filled with cream cheese mashed potatoes
Traditional Gluten Free Stuffing with Fresh Herbs
Sandi Gaertner
An easy gluten free stuffing with lots of fresh herbs. This sausage stuffing is traditional style stuffing for the holidays.
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Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese
Sandi Gaertner
A creamy, cheesy mashed cauliflower side dish that even picky eaters will love.
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An 8x8 baking dish filled with mashed cauliflower.
Air Fryer Green Beans with Italian Seasonings
Sandi Gaertner
Everyone will love this quick and easy air fryer green beans recipe. Use green beans or yellow wax beans to make this healthy and tasty side dish.
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A platter of roasted air fried green beans.
Easy Garlic Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash
Sandi Gaertner
A quick and Easy Garlic Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash, a perfect Fall or Winter Side dish.
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A white baking dish with roasted butternut squash.
Kid-Friendly Ginger Peas
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious homemade ginger peas and shiitake mushroom recipe. It makes an incredible kid-friendly side dish for any meal.
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A close up of a bowl of ginger peas with shiitake mushrooms.
Grandma’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious and easy roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and leeks recipe. This dish is well loved, even by Brussels sprouts haters.
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Mashed Potato Pie with Potato Bacon Roses
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious potato side dish with potato bacon roses.
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Mashed Potato bacon rose tarts.
Creamy Mashed Rutabagas
Sandi Gaertner
Easy, creamy mashed rutabagas recipe
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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots
Sandi Gaertner
Best Brown Sugar Carrots with a mouthwatering easy glaze you can make on the stove with minimal effort! 
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a baking dish of cooked carrots
Gluten Free Dressing
Sandi Gaertner
A quick and easy gluten free dressing recipe your whole family will love!
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Delicata Squash Cheddar Fritters
Sandi Gaertner
Crispy Delicata Squash Cheddar Fritter appetizer.
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delicata fritters on a white rectangular serving platter
Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
A deliciously cheesy gluten free scalloped potatoes side dish.
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Gluten free scalloped potatoes on a plate.
Roasted Maple Carrots
Sandi Gaertner
A kid-friendly homemade roasted maple carrots recipe. With a hint of fresh ginger, the flavors all caramelize into the carrots while they roast.
A platter with whole maple roasted carrots, topped with sprouts.
Instant Pot Potato Cheese Casserole
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious, creamy potato cheese casserole that you can make in your Instant Pot.
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This post was updated from an old November 2020 post with more details and helpful hints.

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